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The School of Medicine Class of 2018 and Be the Match on Campus invite the VCU community to a bone marrow registry drive in the McGlothlin Medical Education Center, Second Floor Breezeway. People between the ages of 18 and 44 and in generally good health are eligible to join with a simple cheek swab. For more information, contact Vidhya Kumar at or visit

Green Unity hosts an e-cycling event on the Compass. Electronic items such as old phones and batteries will be collected to be distributed for reuse rather than be discarded into a landfill and going into the waste stream. For more information, contact Ashley Grupenhoff at or (571) 230-9627.

The Division for Health Sciences Diversity presents Yewande Austin, Lecturer-in-Residence, and William A. Cooper, M.D., cardiothoracic surgeon, discussing the critical role that effective communication plays in the fight against heart disease from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Molecular Medicine Research Building, Room 1009-1011, and from 4-5:30 p.m. in Harris Hall, Room 2108. R.S.V.P. to the email address listed below. R.S.V.P.s are requested, but not required. For more information, contact Yewande Austin at or (804) 827-0982 or visit

This week

The Division of Community Engagement celebrates receiving Carnegie's designation as a community-engaged campus at a keynote address by Barbara Holland featuring remarks from President Rao and Anne Holton, Virginia Secretary of Education, in the University Student Commons, Richmond Salons III-IV. Attendees are invited to a reception immediately following in the Richmond Salon I. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Audrey Trussell at or visit

Muevelo presents a "Learn to Dance" workshop in the West Grace North Residence Hall, Room 1030J. Participants will learn how to dance the salsa and bachata. For more information, contact Vanessa Diaz at

The Office of Multicultural Student Affairs presents a film screening of "Dreamworlds 3: Desire, Sex and Power in Music Videos" in the University Student Commons, Virginia Room A. This documentary looks into the content of music videos and how they can lead to public misconceptions about gender roles and sexuality. For more information, contact the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs at or (804) 828-6672 or visit .

The Department of Political Science and College of Humanities and Sciences present Steve Morrison, director of the Global Health Policy Center at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, Washington, D.C., in the Academic Learning Commons, Room 1201. Morrison will discuss the U.S. role in furthering global health security, including observations from his recent trip to West Africa to examine responses to the Ebola outbreaks. For more information, contact Judy Twigg at

The Office of Research and Innovation offers one-on-one, guided searches of federal and private funding sources for faculty research on Tuesday, March 3, in Hunton Student Center, Room 209, and on Monday, March 16, in 809 S. Cathedral Place, Room 103, between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. Appointments are required and usually last about one hour. Visit under "Grant Search Training Request" for details and to make an appointment. For more information, contact Jessica Venable at or (804) 827-1443 or visit

The School of Dentistry Department of Oral and Craniofacial Molecular Biology, presents Renfeng Li, Ph.D., discussing "Herpesvirus Protein Kinase Regulates Host Signaling Pathways to Facilitate Viral Replication" in the Lyons Dental Building, Room 424. For more information, contact Dung Pham at

The School of Arts presents "RVA 1 Million Cups" at The Depot. Attendees will hear from local entrepreneurs and enjoy free coffee in a relaxed environment. This event is free. For more information, contact Nicole Colomb at or visit

The School of Education holds the ninth annual Oehler lecture in the University Student Commons, Commonwealth Ballrooms. James Ryan, dean of the Harvard Graduate School of Education, will be discussing his book "Five Miles Away, A World Apart" and the changes in education since it was published. For more information, contact Debbie Speece at or visit

Coming up

VCU Massey Cancer Center co-hosts a special one-hour preview of the PBS documentary, "Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies," a three-part TV series from filmmaker Ken Burns based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning book, at the Byrd Theatre, 2908 W. Cary St. The preview will be followed by a discussion with local cancer researchers, doctors, survivors and advocates about cancer in the community and the research advances and resources available in Central Virginia. This event is free. For more information, contact Liza Bishop at or (804) 628-1829.


Time to Order Regalia for May Commencement

VCU's May Commencement exercises take place at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 9, at the Richmond Coliseum, 601 E. Leigh St. Faculty participating in the ceremony will wear academic apparel. Regalia must be ordered by Friday, April 17. For more information, contact Corey Boone at or visit

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